The American Medical Equestrian Association reports that horse related accidents may be much greater than what is published. The reason being, most injuries are not recorded. Only those injuries that present themselves in the emergency room can be tabulated.
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What are the statistics for horse related accidents?
Jeanne Morrison, PhD, Family Medicine, answered
What injuries can result from poor playing field conditions?
Muscle strains and tears, ligament sprains, broken bones, and concussions are all injuries that may result from poor field conditions. It is important to be aware of the field conditions prior to the start of a practice or game and to inform coaches when poor field conditions may increase the risk of their athletes being injured.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Washington State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What kinds of injuries can occur if I exercise only on weekends?
Weekend-warrior injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor physical conditioning and flexibility, failure to warm up and stretch muscles, competition intensity, participation in collision and contact sports and overuse of joints. The most common injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocation and inflammation. That means doctors see people with sprained ankles, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, lower-back pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and knee pain.
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